This summer, discover the true nature of Van Gogh at the National
Gallery of Canada - the only Canadian venue for this exceptional
OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Tickets for Van Gogh: Up Close, the next National Gallery of Canada (NGC) summer exhibition, are on
sale starting today.
On view from May 25, 2012 through 3 September, this first major Canadian
exhibition of work by the renowned Dutch artist in more than 25 years
takes a fresh look at Vincent van Gogh's genius by exploring the
artist's representation of nature, particularly his novel use of the
close-up view. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Gallery's box
office, by phone at 613-998-8888 and toll free at 1-888-541-8888, or at
ShopNGC.ca, the NGC's online shop.
Given the expected popularity, significance and scale of this exhibition
organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Philadelphia Museum
of Art, the NGC strongly recommends purchasing tickets in advance.
Tickets for this exhibition will be timed, which means each ticket will
be scheduled for a precise date and time of entry to the exhibition.
For more information, visit www.gallery.ca/vangogh.
Admission fees (Timed Tickets)
Students (with ID)
Youths (ages 12 to 19)
Families (2 adults and 3 youths)
Members and children under age 12
Free (phone-in reservation recommended)
613-998-8888 | 1-888-541-8888
Tickets are for a specific date and time, based on availability. No
exchange or refunds. Service charges apply to phone and online orders.
All prices include admission to the Collection and tax. Complimentary
voucher passes, offers and coupons redeemable in person at the NGC Box
Van Gogh: Up Close
From 25 May to 3 September 2012
Daily from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursdays to 8 pm.
Last ticket of the day issued 90 minutes before closing of the
NGC national collection galleries close at 5 pm, Thursdays at 8 pm.
About the exhibition
Van Gogh: Up Close brings together more than 40 of Van Gogh's paintings from private and
public collections around the world, as well as a selection of Japanese
woodblock prints, nineteenth-century photographs, and works on paper
from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Organized by the
National Gallery of Canada and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the
exhibition is supported by Sun Life Financial, presenting sponsor, and
the sponsor Shell Canada. The project is under the patronage of Her
Majesty The Queen of the Netherlands and His Excellency the Right
Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections
of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The gallery also maintains
Canada's premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st
century, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous
Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and
photographs. Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played
a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its
principal missions it aims to increase access to excellent works of art
for all Canadians. To do so, it maintains the largest touring art
exhibition programme in the world. For more information, visit gallery.ca.
SOURCE National Gallery of Canada
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